Radiators can be a space and energy saving solutions for homes that do not want to depend on air-conditioners for heating. Buying a radiator is, of course, a big deal. But you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on a radiator if you cannot afford it. The best cheap radiators on the market can be purchased for less than $100. If possible, you should set a budget for about $150 and you can get two radiators for home. Here is a list of budget radiators to consider:
10 Best Cheap Radiators – 2017
This portable radiator delivers 1500W of power. It’s works silently and can heat up medium to large sized rooms in no time. Considering the efficiency and the price tag, this is the best cheap radiator in the market right now. It come with the oil and is made from steel. The oil reservoir is permanently sealed so there’s no need for refilling. There are three heat settings to choose from. The radiator has wheels that can be locked when it’s not being moved. This is definitely one of the best radiators I’ve had in my home ever.
This is another radiator that comes permanently filled with oil so maintenance is not necessary. It comes secured inside a sheet metal cabinet. It has a carry handle as well. This is a great radiator for smaller rooms, especially dorms or apartments. It’s great for keeping by the desk when working on cold winter nights.
This radiator is great for keeping living rooms well heated on cold days. It works silently so it won’t disrupt reading or watching TV. The radiator is a bit large, but it can be carried around easily with a pull handle and easy-glide wheels. It comes with a number of safety standards as well, including overheat protection, tip over switch and a grounded plug. Overall, this radiator is a great bargain for budget consumers.
This radiator is permanently sealed like most portable radiators and requires no refills. Power level can be adjusted with a rotary switch for 500, 900 and 1200 watts. This feature makes this radiator amazingly versatile and usable within rooms of different sizes. It has the necessary safety protection features as well, so I never have qualms using it as a personal heater as well.
This radiator does not look like much, but it can get a room’s temperature to the exact level of cozy I desire. The radiator is rather large so it’s very suitable to use in a big master bedroom, living room or the kitchen. Maximum power consumption is 1500w on high heat settings. Heat settings can be adjusted between low, medium and high. I’d say this is one of the best cheap radiators you can find on the market.
This is a small and compact space heater perfect for personal use. I keep it at my feet and by the bedside when I’m reading. It’s great for smaller rooms that do not require high volumes of heating power. Heat settings can be adjusted with a dial to the ideal level. Watt consumption is very low so this is ideal for energy-conscious households. It heats up really fast too.
This large heater works surprisingly quietly. It offers 3 settings with the lowest being 600 watts and the highest being 1500 watts. This is a very easy radiator to use without having to worry about safety issues. It comes with safety protection and an auto shutoff feature. The portable radiator has caster wheels that can glide easily even on fluffy carpets. It’s easy to clean up as well. This is a great budget heater I highly recommend.
This black radiator can heat up a 150ft area of space in no time. Maximum coverage area is 300 sqft. Maximum power setting is 1500w. It has auto shutoff, tip over switch and a power indicator light. Overall, this is a really solid radiator that delivers well considering the price tag.
This is a great budget radiator that you can use between rooms with ease. Power consumption is 1500w at max so you know this is suitable for almost any room. It requires no oil refills either. The biggest perk with this radiator is the larger than average wheelset. The big wheels offer greater mobility and stability unlike most other portable radiators.
This radiator comes packed with features. This steel radiator has 1500w maximum power to heat up even a big living room on a very cold day. Heat flow is maximized using thermal chimneys so energy consumption is more efficient. Also, it offers up to 40 percent faster heating up. It even has a 24-hour preset timer. The quality of the radiator is superb so it’s well worth every penny.
How to Buy the Best Budget Radiators
Here are several things you need to keep in mind when buying cheap radiators:
There are so many modern radiator options to choose from. There are designer radiators, which are very expensive, and space-saving radiators, which can be found for budget prices. Decide what type of radiator you want before you start shopping.
The heat output of radiators is indicated by BTU/hour, or British Thermal Unit per hour. Each room in your home will require a certain BTU amount. So it’s very important to get this calculation done. Usually, heating engineers or gas safety plumbers do this for homes. But you can also go to manufacturer’s or seller’s websites to use online calculators.
Size of the radiator matters depending on the room. For large rooms, you will need a larger radiator with a bigger heat output. Do not buy really large radiators to heat small spaces.
Radiators come with extra perks like towel rails for the bathroom. You can buy a radiator just to keep your towels warm or one that heats up the whole bathroom. Some rooms can get mirror radiators as well. When buying, seriously consider these options as well to get the best value for your money.
Price of the radiator may vary depending on the material. Steel radiators are usually the cheapest and the most suited for budget consumers. There are aluminum radiators too, which are known for vertical panels, lesser weight and low water consumption. Cast iron radiators were a popular choice in the past, but iron takes a long time to heat up, and can be very heavy.
Be careful when buying remodeled old radiators at cheap prices. They may not be as safe as they look. Some old radiators have internal sludge buildup issues. More concerning is the gasket that can be easily damaged in old radiators. It’s smart to buy a new radiator for a budget price instead of an older model.